List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
NETHER HORSBURGH CASTLE (Remains of) Nether Horsburgh Castle
Nether Horsburgh Castle
Mr. Thomas French, Shepherd, Hope
Mr. James Plenderleith, Nether Horsburgh
013 [Situation] About 7 Chains North from Nether Horsburgh.
The remains of this old Castle lie immediately North adjoining the farm Steading of Nether Horsburgh, to[whi[ch] it gives its name. Judging from the great thickness of the walls which sti[ll] remain, it must have been built a like defence, as well as, observation. Litt[le]? is Known of its history in the Neighbourhood; but there can be no doubt, from its appearance & situation, that it was one of [the] Castles with watch-towers &c, which at one [time]? existed along the whole course of the rive[r] usually on different sides alternately an[d] within sight of each, so as to act as reley beacons in warning the country of an inva[sion] from the border. It is in a much better st[ate]? of preservation than Horsburgh Castle fr[om]? which, and as its name implies w[e]? may infer that it belongs to a mor[e] recent period. (See description of Horsburgh Castle)

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"The ruins of the tower of Horsburgh are still to be seen
as a Knoll beside the Tweed its lords were reputed
Chiefs of their name. There was a tower also at Cardrona
Towards the end of the last Century above Nether Horsburgh
were the ruins of a large building which had apparently
been a place of Strength." - Origines Parochiales Scotiae, vol. [volume] 1. p [page] 226

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